How it should be taken
It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, once a day as directed by your physician.
Dosage & When it is to be taken
OSA/Nacrolepsy- Oral- The recommended dose is 150 mg or 250 mg given as a single dose in the morning.
Shift Work Disorder (SWD)-
The recommended dose is 150 mg given daily approximately 1 hour prior to the start of their work shift.
When it is not to be taken (Contraindications)
Why it is prescribed (Indications)
This medication is a stimulant, prescribed for excessive sleepiness caused by obstructive sleep apnea, narcolepsy (a condition that causes excessive daytime sleepiness) or shift work sleep disorder.
Category C :
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Warnings and Precautions
Caution should be exercised in patients with history of heart diseases, smoking, alcohol abuse, high blood pressure, depression, any allergy, who are taking other medications, elderly, children, during pregnancy and lactation.
It may affect thinking ability and may not completely relieve sleepiness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
Avoid alcohol consumption.
Store it at room temperature (20° - 25°C) and in an airtight container. Keep away from children.